Natal-Gazing: The Socially Anxious Person’s Guide to Smiling at Babies

December 4, 2016


The Problem, Explained:

I’m used to it by now. You think I can’t see you spot me coming down the sidewalk? You think I don’t see you crossing the street to avoid me, or fixing your focus three feet ahead on the pavement? Life wasn’t always this way. I used to be viewed as safe most of the time. Someone you could pass on the street in broad daylight without a thought of social awkwardness.

But then I started walking around with a baby.

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